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Author Hayden, Jacqueline

Title The collapse of communist power in Poland : strategic misperceptions and unanticipated outcomes / Jacqueline Hayden
Published London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2006


Description 1 online resource
Series BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European Studies ; v. 26
BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies ; v. 26.
Contents BookCover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 Explaining change; 3 Explaining the collapse of communism in Poland; 4 PZPR strategic goals; 5 Strategies and outcomes; 6 Strategies and outcomes; 7 The election campaign; 8 Discussion and conclusion; Appendix 1 The concept of the system of election to Sejm, based on the formula of non-confrontational but competitive elections, held on the basis of agreed principles; Appendix 2 Werblan's letter; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Based on extensive original research, including interviews with key participants, this book investigates the sudden and unforeseen collapse of communist power in Poland in 1989. It sets out the sequence of events, and examines the strategies of the various political groupings prior to the partially free election of June 1989. This volume argues that the specific negotiating strategies adopted by the communist party representatives in the Round Table discussions before the elections was a key factor in communism's collapse. The book shows that on many occasions, PZPR decision-makers i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-173) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Polska Zjednoczona Partia Robotnicza.
SUBJECT Polska Zjednoczona Partia Robotnicza fast
Subject POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Politics and government
SUBJECT Poland -- Politics and government -- 1980-1989.
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Subject Poland
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020690905
ISBN 9781134208005